morning digest march 16 2023

Former Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti won his tumultuous bid to become US ambassador to India on Wednesday, filling a key diplomatic post that has been vacant for more than two years. | Photo Credit: AFP

Governors cannot preside over the fall of elected governments: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said Governors are seriously undermining democracy if they use their constitutional office to call for a trust vote, citing discord within a ruling political party, and fueling the collapse of a legitimately established and functioning government.

Eric Garcetti confirmed as US Ambassador to India after 20 months of fighting

President Joe Biden’s close aide Eric Garcetti won confirmation Wednesday from a divided Senate as the country’s next ambassador to India, more than a year and a half after he was first nominated by the President and after doubting his veracity in a sexual harassment scandal involving. a City Hall advisor.

Foreign lawyers, firms can operate in India: BCI

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has opened law practice in India to foreign lawyers and law firms.

The BCI, a statutory body governing the legal practice in India, has drafted the ‘Bar Council of India Rules for Registration of Foreign Lawyers and Foreign Law Firms in India, 2021’ to enable foreign lawyers and law firms to “practice law in another country, diverse international. law and international arbitration in India on the principle of reciprocity in a well-defined, regulated and controlled manner”.

SC to hear plea on OBC quota in UP civic polls on March 24

The Uttar Pradesh government on March 15 informed the Supreme Court that the State’s Commission of Local Bodies Dedicated Backward Classes has completed its “contemporary rigorous empirical investigation” to identify the eligible backward classes. in political representation in local bodies.

Railway video surveillance system project stalled due to lack of cyber security clearance

After facing hurdles in implementing CCTV surveillance system at major railway stations across the country, the Ministry of Railways has flagged a critical cyber safety issue involving national security to the NITI Aayog.

436 CAPF personnel died in suicides in the three years the government set up the task force

The Union Home Ministry informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that it has set up a task force to suggest remedial measures for prevention of suicides and fratricides in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).

NGOs received over ₹22,000 crore foreign fund in 2021-22: Center

Despite the Union Home Ministry’s crackdown under the stringent Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and associations received over ₹22,000 crore of foreign funding in the 2021-22 fiscal year. The amount is higher than what was received in the previous two years.

The parliamentary panel expressed concern over the drastic cuts in the MGNREGS budget

Considering the drastic cut in allocation for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Scheme (MGNREGS) in the Union Budget, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development, in a report tabled on Wednesday, questioned the government’s rationale behind the cut in allocation. for the scheme considering the key role it plays for the distressed population of the country.

Increase in minimum age of marriage for women to 21 years two years after notification of Bill: Center

Raising the minimum age of marriage for women to 21 years as provided in the Prohibition of Child Marriage Amendment Bill, 2021, will come into effect two years after the Bill is notified following its passage in Parliament, the government said on Wednesday. This gap will give citizens enough time to prepare for this “significant” reform, it added.

79 children died in specialized adoption agencies from April-December 2022

In total, 79 children died between April and December, 2022, in Specialized Adoption Agencies (SAAs) due to unsafe abandonments that exposed them to harm such as animal bites or asphyxia. Very low birth weight and premature birth are some of the other causes.

Perry and Kanika shone as RCB tasted first victory

Virat Kohli gave a pep talk to the wayward women of Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday. That seems to have worked.

RCB, after losing five matches in a row, finally won a game in the Women’s Premier League. Its five-wicket victory over UP Warriorz came in a desperate situation: another defeat would mean the end of the road.

Alok Kumar

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